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PBS
Mar 24, 2011 7:00pm PDT
are unaccounted for. >>> you are watching nhk world and this is "newsline" for eleven a.m. japan time. friday marks two weeks since the mass i have earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern japan causing heavy damage to the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. workers at the plant have to deal with high radiation levels as efforts to restart cooling systems in the athe reactor buildings. on thursday, three workers were take on the the hospital after being exposed to a high level of radiation. two of the men could be suffering from so-called beta burns. they are similar to regular burns but it could be several weeks before their severity and complications are known. the workers were standing on a flooded basement floor when they tried to reconnect power lines in the turbine building next to the number three reactor building. the radiation level on the surface of the water was 400 millisieverts. the maximum level of radiation exposure allowed for nuclear plant workers in japan is 100 millisieverts, but a health and labor ministry has recently raised the limit to 250 millisieverts for emergency
CNN
Mar 24, 2011 8:18pm EDT
in the united states, a direct result of the disaster in japan. how much will the devastation in japan affect the united states economy? joining me from london is cnn's richard qwest. is this potential shutdown of all the toyota plants in the united states just the first of many effects we're going to suffer from of the disasters over in japan? >> reporter: i think what you're looking at is probably the most widespread part of the effects. the supply chain is being so integrated now into the global economy that it's simply not possible to have a major exporting country like japan suffer such a calamity and there not to be ripple effects in different countries. and let me give you an example if i may. if just take the area where this tsunami and this earthquake took place, it's actually only about 7% to 8% of japanese gdp in its own right. however, one you factor in the way in which japan has closed parts of its domestic industry, transferring resources to deal with this crisis, and then you realize whether it be time and motion just in time, whichever management strategy is now in place in th
NBC
Mar 24, 2011 5:30pm PDT
, for the struggling people of japan. nbc news with americans on a mission to provide critical relief. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it has turned into a big military effort, bombs and cruise missiles have been raining down on libya, and it could get even bigger and the stakes are high. it's been a mostly u.s. run air campaign thus far, but tonight a change is coming. a hand-over to nato for the supervision of this strike. even though the pentagon warned libya today, quote, we will continue to hit you, the u.s. is anxious to shift some of this to somebody else. and just as there have been new and loud explosions in tripoli this evening, there are late developments in this story tonight. we want to begin our coverage with our chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. good evening. >> reporter: after another day of high-stakes, diplomatic wrangling, the u.s. has gotten the allies to agree nato will take command of the libyan military operation, at least the no-fly zone. the president back in the white house after his trip to lati
CNN
Mar 24, 2011 9:00pm EDT
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PBS
Mar 25, 2011 5:30pm EDT
." more coming up in the program and more worries in japan about the fishermen nuclear repay. one of the reactor cores could be damaged -- about the fukushima nuclear plant. in a film that takes you into the interrogation room. we look at four days inside guantanamo. ♪ >> hello, welcome. syria has become the latest hot spot in the middle east, with the ruling elite coming under its biggest challenge in three decades. thousands have demonstrated, calling for more freedom, with protests reported in three more towns. in, protesters climbed about 20 were shot down after a statue of the former president was set alight. in damascus, three people reported to have been killed. ban ki-moon has urged the government to respect and to protect the rights of citizens. protests are taking place elsewhere across the region. in the many capital, , both pro and anti-government demonstrators held their largest real yet. the president told a crowd of supporters that he would step down but on his own terms. in libya, loud explosions have been heard near ajdabiya, where rebels are fighting forces loy
WETA
Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
up later for you -- exposed to radiation 10,000 times the normal levels, workers at japan's stricken nuclear plant on their way to hospital after yet another set -- set back. and watching the clock. how time zones around the world have turned chronology into a minefield. welcome to the program. syria has become the latest hot spot in the middle east but the ruling elite coming under its biggest challenge in three decades. thousands have demonstrated college -- thousands have demonstrated, calling for more freedom. in deraa, around 20 protesters were shot dead around the statue of the former president's was set alight. demonstrations were broken up by security forces in damascus. meanwhile, the u.n. to get beatrix secretary-general ban ki-moon has announced that syria protect their citizens fundamental rights. both pro and anti-government demonstrators held their largest rallies yet. president saleh said he would step down, but on his own terms. in libya, loud explosions near a city where rebels are fighting forces root -- loyal to colonel gaddafi. the city of misrata remains under si
FOX
Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
and asked for forgiveness during the sentencing. >>> is a nuclear core breach underway at japan's nuclear plant? several workers suffered skin burns today when they came in contact with water that had radioactive levels 10,000 times higher than they should be. the increased levels are blamed on suspected breach in the plant's unit three reactor. tom fitzgerald was at the japanese embassy and has details from the satellite center. tom. [ no audio ] obviously, having trouble with tom fitzgerald's microphone there. >>> more from him as soon as we can get that fixed. >>> on the news edge at 6, the cherry blossom festival takes on new meaning after the tragic events in japan. plus. >>> ready to assist the 600 -- hundreds deployed over the -- now. >> another reporter overcome by slurred speech on air. and a new study shows which illegal drug is connected to an alarming increase in emergency room visits. we're back in a moment. my "me time" is when i thought i parked on level 2. or maybe 8? my "me time" is when there's a 10% chance of rain! [ cellphone rin
FOX News
Mar 25, 2011 4:00pm EDT
rebuilt japan and germany after world war ii and we rebuilt korea and i have no doubt that we will be the country that will pay to rebuild libya. by the way, the two largest countries that get the most foreign aid are egypt and israel, which both together get about $4 billion a year. that's the biggest expenditure. the total cost of foreign aid, i looked up the numbers for you, we are spending $25 billion to $30 billion a year often the foreign aid to all of the nations and when you look at the pathetic record of what foreign aid has achieved you have to wonder, maybe this is the first thing that republicans in congress should cut. >>neil: what is scary, when you look at all the up rest throughout the region and the country would have benefited they are not exactly slackers, it is not exactly as if we are opening up wallets for darfur but giving money to extremely rich countries, like giving a coupon to a billionaire, he could say, well, this is nice ... but i don't really need it. >>guest: given the price of oil, maybe those countries like saudi arabia just give us foreign ai
ABC
Mar 25, 2011 2:05am PDT
's cherry blossom tradition began way back in 1912 with a gift of trees from, where else, japan. >> gorgeous. >> returning the favor. we'll be right back. do your lashes want volume or length? how about both? with covergirl lashblast fusion. a mascara for lashes that want it all... all at once. our biggest brush meets our fierstretch formula is with lashes that want it all wantlashblast fusion. from easy, breezy, beautiful covergirl. now, you can make a splash with new water resistant lash blast fusion. >>> welcome back, everyone. considering the situations in both japan and in libya, it's no surprise people are burning up the yahoo! search engines looking for information on both countries. >> when they're not searching for hard news they're searching for, what else, snooki. yahoo! web life editor heather cabot joins us with more. good morning, heather. >> reporter: good morning. this week lots of folks are turning to yahoo! for perspective on what's going on in libya. searches for maps of the embattled nation are up more than 400% and we're seeing questions about the players in the conflict
NBC
Mar 24, 2011 11:00pm PDT
in japan, and lived to tell. >> devastating. and the worst thing i've ever seen. so i just kind of stayed and watched for a little while. >> she left san jose on a journey of self-discovery and returned. an incredible story. what happened when the quake hit and the sea is starting surging toward her town in japan. >>> and friends flooding your inbox? is it a social network scam? tonight what you need to know before you sign up and buy. >> and good evening, i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. tremendous amount of rain in the past 48 hour, anywhere close to 2 to 5 inches in some places. los tos topping out in the south bay with over 3 1/2 inches. we'll have details on who needso to watch o thech most with our next storm system coming up. >>> and we leave you with some more compelling photographs of the storm damage and a massive cleanup that's now under way. these photos up right now on our website, nbcbayarea.com. ♪ let's see you fly now! [ laughs ] look, more frequent flyer red tape. not on my watch. let that family fly! [ tires screech ] i just wanted to use miles to take my family o
ABC
Mar 25, 2011 4:30am EDT
of the earthquake in japan ford is limiteding production of vehicles in red and in black. the u.s. post office is closing seven district offices. we don't know if they are going to do away with saturday delivery. a study shows menthol cigarette smokers feel plies' addicted. once to the menthol and wants to the tobacco -- they feel twice addicted, especially african americans. that is business news at bloomberg headquarters, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 4:34 on this friday mourned 33 degrees. it is cold. >> and the official start to the cherry blossom festival this weekend and road closures you need to know about. >> congresswoman gabrielle giffords moves forward on her road to recovery. coming up, steps that she has just taken and her plans to attend her husband's space shuttle launch. >> stay with us. blue diamond almonds! more bold flavor! more variety! more value! more of what you want... not what you don't. blue diamond almonds. (play-by-play announcer) it's up and it is... good! more than a snack. >>> welcome back. a construction worker died aft
ABC
Mar 25, 2011 6:00am EDT
festival there will be a lot of emotions in the wake of what is going on in japan after the quake and tsunami. people will have the people of demand on their hearts and minds. 3000 trees were brought here 99 years ago. people will be thinking about what is going on in that country. there will be a lot of support. they will be raising money for the deadpan relief fund. all of that will go to the red cross in japan. -- raising money 40for the japan relief fund. >> there's always beauty and always tragedy going on all over the world at any time. we should be grateful when we have the duty and stick together in tragedy. >> the festival gets underway tomorrow. the 16-day festival will last until april 10. already we are starting to see pink along the tidal basin. brianne carter, abc 7 news. >>> 6:06, 33 degrees outside. >> still ahead a bill to battle child with obesity affected by virginia's governor. >> how young is too young for social networks, what parents need to know. >> the cherry blossom weekend forecast first. it has some sno >>> in a little while the tidal basin will be tran
CNN
Mar 25, 2011 9:53am EDT
food coming from japan. that story coming up next hour. >> thanks, guy. >>> also ahead in the next hour, great deals on good stuff. millions looking for coupons on groupons. how they acty work. pancakes! ♪ from dawnl suns, i'll never walk away ♪ ♪ blueberry pancakes are so good ♪ [ male annoceancake love. professional driver on a closed course. ♪ do not attempt at home. always wear your seat belt. ♪ and please drive responsibl [ male announcer ] it's the most fun you can gay ha. see your authorized mercedes-benz deal for exceptional offers on the c-class. >>> oh, big excitement in the basketball world. i guess the defending champions arout? >> oh, duke is done. >> oh. >> just when you thought they might be making a run for a repeat championship, the number one seeded blue devils, la year's champs, they lost. in fact, they were dominated in the sweet 16 against arizona. boy, the wildcats took it to them in afacets of the game. derek williams unstoppable. a great merican having game and teammates stepped up. 55 points in the second half. duke loses 93-77. the blue devils will
FOX
Mar 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >>> brave and serious, how japan's prime minister is describing the latest news out of the nuclear plant tonight. a major setback injured some of the workers struggling to bring the situation under control and forced officials to expand their e vacation. tom fitzgerald has more. we're hearing there could be a breach in the reactors. >> reporter: it's the unit 3 reactor we're talking about and officials in japan believe a crack or hole has developed in the chamber that surrounds the reactor core and you know that this plane leaked low-level radiation over the past two weeks and tonight, officials say they were warning about this breach. if it has happened, that could mean a much larger release of contaminants. the workers will walk to a decontamination truck as conditions there got worse. >> the current condition of the fukushima nuclear plant doesn't allow optimism yet. we will do our utmost to prevent the situation from deteriorating further. >> reporter: two workers at the plant suffered skin burns on friday when they walked through water that had high radioactivity. >> the radiation l
ABC
Mar 25, 2011 4:00am PDT
's done since joining the marines. >>> now, to the grim news from japan, two weeks after the earthquake and tsunami hit. the number of confirmed dead has passed 10,000. officials suspect that the reactor core at one of the troubled fukushima power plants may have been breached. >> that raises the possibility that more radiation may have been released into the environment. meanwhile, some u.s. marines are now helping in the cleanup efforts in the hard-hit city of sendai. they even had to use bulldozers to shift damaged cars at the airport. >>> and also, one more note from japan, on the pace of the rebuilding there. check out this section of the highway in a photo taken on march 17th. it was ripped apart by the quake as you can see. but let's take a look at the same stretch of road only six days later. it looks good as new and also open to traffic. pretty incredible. >> progress is progress. >>> more money is being raised here at home for victims of the tragedy in japan. hundreds of people walked among the trees last night, ahead of the annual cherry blossom festival. it was a fund-raisin
NBC
Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
's the latest from tokyo at this moment. back to you guys. >>> the crisis in japan has some people wondering about the safety of our nuclear plant. there are 104 facilities in this country, and one of them is in maryland at the coward cliffs plant, 50 miles from washington, d.c. and as derrick ward reports, officials there say a situation like the one in japan not likely here, but they say that they are ready just in case. >> reporter: a world away in japan, there is fear and uncertainty as damaged nuclear reactors lead to what's being called radiation anxiety among those potentially exposed and something more serious among those definitely exposed. in maryland, they're not anxious but not ignoring the events of japan either. >> we'll have industry experts deep deeply engaged with the aftermath to understand what went well, what didn't go well, and apply those lessons learned to our industry. >> reporter: the emergency operations facility near the plant is hub of the preparedness in the event of an incident where they would monitor everything from radiation output to media coverage of the ev
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 4:30am EDT
>>> nuclear crisis. breaking news overnight. the possible breach of a reactor in japan raises the possibility of more severe radioactive contamination. >>> fire and floods. high waters wreak havoc in california, while colorado fire crews battle wind-driven wildfires. >>> and bracket busters. march madness lives up to its name. as the sweet 16 kicks off with name. as the sweet 16 kicks off with some major upsets. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. this morning we are learning more about the extent of the damage at japan's fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant, and the news is not good. japanese nuclear safety officials say the core of one of the reactors may have been breached. but it appears to be limited. now if that is true, uncontrolled quantities of radioactivity could have been released into the surrounding air and ground. the reactor in question is number 3. on march 14th, a powerful hydrogen explosion damaged the outer containment building. the reactor holds 170 tons of radioactive fuel in its core. work ha
CNN
Mar 25, 2011 3:00pm EDT
today as one of those troubled reactors in japan. why this could be the worst thing we've hed so far. we'll be right back. i was diagnosed with copd. i could not take a deep breath i noticed i was having trouble. climbing the stairs, working in the garden, painting. my doctor suggested spiriva right then. no announcer: spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled maintenance treatment for copd, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. love what it does. it opens up the airways. announcer: spiriva does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. stop taking spiriva and call your doctor right away if your breathing suddenly worsens, your throat or tongue swells, you get hives, have vision changes or eye pain, g or have problems passing urine. tell your doctor if you have glaucoma, problems passing urine, as or an enlarged prostate, as these may worsen with spiriva. also, discuss the medicines you take, even eye drops. ip side effects include dry mouth, constipation, and trouble passing urine. th it makes me breathe easier. i can't do everything i used to do. but there's a lot i
CNN
Mar 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >>> and it could be the most dangerous development yet in japan's nuclear crisis. authorities sayhere may be a leak in the reactor core, increasing the possibility of a large-scale release of radiation. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> was be ebegin with bya. moammar gadhafi's forces are facing the powerful weapons of the nato alliance, like this air strike by britain. and yet, u.s. military officials concede today that the libyan regime is still determined to fight and reinforced its positions in the eastern cities fwh including ajdabiya. the occasion says gadhafi is trying to recruit and arm volunteers to fight rebel forces. the libyan strongman defiant as nato moves to take over command of the libyan mission. the top u.s. commander of the operation tells me that nato has now agreed in principle to not only take charge of the no-fully zone but to also to protect libyan civilians as well. the details will be worked out, he says, over the next few erda. general carter ham sending a message directly to gadhafi. here in "the situation room," we spoke just a littlewhilego and
NBC
Mar 25, 2011 4:30am PDT
this morning. >>> it is 4:40. she survived the earthquake and tsunami in japan and is telling her story. meet the bay area woman and her incredible story of survival. >>> plus a big bump in the road for your tahoe getaway this weekend. you are looking at live pictures of 880 in oakland. we continue to monitor the roads. it will be a crazy friday. i'm gonna use less honey. i'm gonna text less. well, i'm gonna use less bath tissue with charmin!!! [ female announcer ] with charmin ultra soft you can feel good while using less. charmin ultra soft's ultra-cushiony design is soft and more absorbent. so you can use four times less versus the leading value brand. ahh, using less never felt so good. [ female announcer ] charmin ultra soft. enjoy the go. >>> it is 4:43. it is all kind of wet out there. be careful. more people have evacuated near the fukushima power plant. people have been living in the zone where they have been told to stay indoors 18 miles from the plant, and now they should leave. the announcement comes after officials at the plant say one of the complex's nuclear reactors may have b
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 3:30pm PDT
>> couric: tonight, two weeks into japan's disaster and it just keeps getting worse. the death toll passes 10,000 and now there may be a breach in one of the nuclear reactors. i'm katie couric. also tonight, the united states may be giving up command of the libya mission, but american forces will still be playing a major role in the operation. the fire that woke up the country to dangers in the workplace. and a population explosion. the colorful comeback of the monarch butterfly. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. japan's prime minister says the nuclear crisis is far from over and the goal right now, he says, is simply to keep it from getting worse. but it did today with a possible breach of one of the reactors. it was two weeks ago that they were damaged when a magnitude nine earthquake shook northern japan and triggered a tsunami. the official death toll passed the 10,000 mark today. 17,000 people are still missing. and now the japanese government has expande
NBC
Mar 25, 2011 6:30pm EDT
, thanks. >>> new concerns tonight about radiation in japan coming from those damaged nuclear reactors. trace amounts have now been picked up by air monitors in hawaii as well as stations in california, oregon, washington and colorado. authorities say it poses no threat to health. but in the quake zone in japan, the danger from radiation appears to be growing. nbc's chief science correspondent robert bazell reports. >> obviously things are not contained completely at this time. >> reporter: there are serious new concerns about reactor 3 at the fukushima site, which uses highly toxic plutonium in its fuel mixture. japanese officials now say there is a high possibility that the third reactor's fuel rods are damaged and it is leaking radioactive water from the reactor itself or from the pumping system being used to try to cool it. there are also concerns about high levels of radiation at 1 and 2. japan's prime minister called the situation grave and says it does not allow any optimism yet. the problem at reactor 3 was discovered when workers stepped into water that had 10,000 times the am
NBC
Mar 24, 2011 11:00pm EDT
basin tonight to show support for japan. good evening, i'mvim vants. >> and i'm wendy rieger. a woman stabbed in the back and what appears to be a robby that happened after a block off of the popular h street corridor in northeast washington. the atlas district. jackie bensen is the first reporter on the scene there. >> reporter: wendy, we're told the victim poultd a can of mace or pepper spray to defend herself and ended up being stabbed. now she's going to be okay but crime has unnerved this neighborhood tonight. >> reporter: two women described as being in their 20s were walking here in the intersection of 13th and g streets northeast about 8:40 p.m., when they were confronted by two men with a knife who tried to rob them. witnesses say that when one of the women pulled out a large can of mace or pepper spray one of the robbers jumped her from behind and stabbed her in the back and both arms. the robbers fled with the victim's purse leaving her bleeding on the sidewalk. she was taken to a local hospital by balance. -- anyway ambulance. police recovered the knife in the purse a few
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 4:00pm EDT
>>> grave concern. a breach of a core nuclear reactor in japan. >> i'm kai jackson. and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking b. >> nuclear crisis escalates. it's been nearly two weeks since a northern tsunami battles japan. thousands are homeless and a nuclear plant is still leaking. >> reporter: japan's nuclear disaster appears to be getting worse. highly radioactive water is believed to be leaking at the fukushima daichi nuclear plant. japanese officials say a reactor core might have been bleached -- breached. which might have allowed higher levels of radiation to escape than in the past week. two workers were burned from water containing radiation levels 10,000 times higher than previously detected. the prime minister called the situation grave and serious. the evacuation zone around the plant has been expanded from 12 to 18 miles. >> reporter: here at the united nations, the secretary general met with some of the world's top nuclear, health, agricultural and weather experts to try to help get an assessment of the situation in japan. >> reporter: engineers are tryin
SFGTV2
Mar 25, 2011 3:00am PDT
because i have no money. so, six months for currency in japan. cost of six bucks. i have no money so see you later. hey! so go to this. go to the east. [birds chirping] any way i'm safe as long as i still with birds. okay. wow. what's that coming towards me. okay. i should grab it. a kind of pole. hey, hey! i'm safe. so, any way, let's get to the - got to get out of here. go. get out of here. where am i? whoa this morning the sunrise is very beautiful. that mountain. i'm still in japan. wow i'm lucky. and there's a place to the temple gate. oh, it's my neighborhood. very lucky. so, where is the five story building. there's the point and this is the main hall and there it is. i'm on the top of the story, tabernacle. i'm in trouble. how am i going to get down. what's that? where? on the top of the temple? it's a bird. no. i don't think so. i think it's a man. [laughing] no one could climb up - climb - up. [singing] something is happening in the temple. whoa what's that. i think it's a performer. i think it's a man. man! what's he doing up there? i don't know but he must be in trouble. le
SFGTV
Mar 25, 2011 12:00am PDT
that happened last week in japan. and our hearts go out to the millions of people in japan affected by this disaster. however, a bit of good news in all of this is that schools throughout our district are collecting donations for the japanese earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. one elementary school coordinated a potluck, a concert and an auction and ralph and were able to raise $22,000 for the japan relief fund. they deserve a round of applause. on behalf of the superintendent and the board of education, we are extremely proud of our schools and students for showing us how to be good global citizens in offering a hand of comfort to our brothers and sisters across the pacific. thank you very much. president mendoza: thank you very much deputy superintendent. our next item is item c, recognition of the resolution of accommodations and throw it back to you. >> at this point in time, i would like to call susan righter, who will present the rave distinct issued service award to a member of our community. >> i'm pleased to be here this evening on behalf of principal kevin kerr and he
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 12:00pm EDT
in that crippled power plant in japan. >> could there be more contamination. >>> here's what people are talking about today. it was two weeks ago that the earthquake in japan battered the country. now, there's another set back at the nuclear power plant. here's more. >> reporter: the plant in japan has a new problem. the officials think that highly radioactive water is leaking from a reactor. they're concerned that the core may have been breached. >> this creates a larger possibility of radiation being leaked into the environment. >> reporter: two workers stepped into water with radiation levels ten thousand times highier than previously detectived. they were rushed to the hospital. >> reporter: nuclear experts are in constant contact. the situation is grave and series. workers have made some progress. running power lines and restores electricity to control rooms. set backs continue. now, even more residents are told to leave their homes. the government expanded the evacuation zone from 12 to 18 miles around the plant. produce from the region is banned and now, radioactive items are showing up
FOX
Mar 25, 2011 7:00am EDT
is returning to washington next week. doug luzader, fox news. >>> a setback in japan. safety officials suspect one of the reactor cores may have been breeched. that could lead to more severe radioactive contamination released into the environment. they stopped work apt -- work at the plant. something at reactor number 3 may have been damaged. >>> a strong show of support here in the nation's capitol for the earthquake and tsunami victims in japan. dozens gathered for the event called stand with japan sponsored by the national cherry blossom festival last night. all donations will go to the red cross japan fund. the festival is taking on a deeper meaning this year. we'll have more in a live report coming up at 7:30. >>> there are still many opportunities to help the people of japan. we have links to several charity organizations on our website at myfoxdc.com. >>> an amber alert for two children has been canceled. the two are now home safe and sound. they were taken by their father robert anderson last night. officers have anderson in custody. the
ABC
Mar 24, 2011 11:35pm PDT
of nuclear catastrophe, a city evacuates, but some are held back by destiny, or duty. we're in japan with the incredible story of what it's like to be stranded in a nuclear ghost town. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," march 24th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. there are indications there could be more huge and potentially bloody uprising in yemen and syria tomorrow, but as for the current revolution in libya, tonight brought news that the u.s. will hand over command to nato to enforce that no-fly sewn. but questions remain. what is the american role going forward. with gadhafi's air force now sm smoldering, what do we do now? martha rad dad went looking for answers with an exclusive interview for tonight's "target libya" report. >> reporter: the man asleep here, miles above the mediterranean sea, is general carter ham. he, and most of his staff, passed out upright, somewhere off the libyan coast. we're in an osprey, the marine corps craft that's part helicopter, part air
ABC
Mar 25, 2011 11:00am PDT
takes control of operations in libya as the country says they are ready to negotiate. >> in japan the situation as you can see >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> libyan prime minister says his country is ready to talk with opposition rebels and accept political reforms possibly including elections as nato gets ready to take control of the no-fly zone in libya. the u.s. general in charge of the operation will hand the job over to a canadian and today france declared libya's air space under control. >> japan's prime minister is calling the nuclear theft as biggest yet. experts suspect there has been damage to the nuclear reactor core. workers had to be returned to the hospital with radiation burns 10,000 times worse than normal. >> plutonium is the most toxic known to science. a speck of plutonium could cause cancer if ingested. >> sailors have washed down the deck to remove any trace of radioactive contamination. it's been off the coast of japan helping for two eastbound weeks now. >> nissan is considering moving some of the engine production from japan
FOX
Mar 25, 2011 12:00pm PDT
. >> and the crisis in japan may be changing again, as problems at a nuclear plant get worse, the story ahead at noon. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> good afternoon, i am maureen naylor, in today for tori campbell. we begin today with a break in the rain for the most part. scattered showers are still in the area but today residents have a chance to dry out after a week filled with heavy rain. ktvu cameras spotted this look sight, a rainbow this morning. the rain left a lot of cleaning up to do. mark tamayo is in the weather center, allie rasmus is in san pablo, but we begin with janine delainvestigate de la vega de la vega. good afternoon. >> reporter: hi rainwater flooded into the treats and stores. take a look at this video. >> this is flowing really fast. >> reporter: this is what it looked like yesterday the street turned into a rushing river bringing a couple of feet of water into the businesses and homes along the street. public works officials say drainage pipes failed. all the residents were evacuated there because of the danger an
NBC
Mar 25, 2011 4:30am EDT
>>> this morning on "early today," radiation scare. disturbing news out of japan about one of its damaged nuclear plants. >>> asleep at the wheel, what's happened to an air traffic controller who nodded off on the job as planes landed? >>> and disorder in the court, a woman flips out during a hearing >>> and disorder in the court, a woman flips out during a hearing in nevada. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with breaking news. there has been a troubling development at the crippled fukushima plant in japan where nuclear officials say a reactor core at one unit may have breached. although authorities implied today that the damage is limited, it raises the possibility of more severe containment to the environment. meanwhile, japanese officials say tests performed on tokyo's tap water now show acceptable levels of radioactive iodine for infants. however, some parents aren't taking any chances and supplies of bottled water are running low. and two weeks after japan's earthquake and tsunami, the official death toll
SFGTV
Mar 24, 2011 9:30pm PDT
that are targeted by this grant. supervisor kim: in light of what has happened recently in japan, has there been any other recent analysis, areas of weakness that we may not have thought of, that could have unintended environmental consequences? for example, the nuclear breakout in japan. they were well prepared, in comparison to other countries. i am thinking, in light of what has happened in japan -- >> that is a great question. every two years, we update our hazard mitigation plan, where we do exactly what you're asking, we tried to think ahead. we tried to think about lifelines, utilities, bridges, transit systems, things that might be vulnerable during a disaster that we ought to think about ahead of time. we update that every two years. certainly, we are monitoring events closely in japan to see what can be done to improve, and what lessons we can take for our own city. supervisor chu: thank you. why don't we open this up for public comment. is there anyone from the public that would like to comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. can we send this item forward with recomme
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 12:00pm EDT
at a dance last weekend. >>> the deadly earthquake and tsunami that battered northern japan two weeks ago today. the country is still reeling. but there has been another setback. manuel gallegus has the latest. >> reporter: the fukushima daiichi plant has a new problem. japanese officials think that highly radioactive water is leaking from one of the reactors. they're concerned that the core may have been breached. >> this creates the possibility of a much larger release of radiation into the environment. than we have seen to date. >> reporter: officials became suspicious when two workers stepped in water with radiation levels 10,000 full-times higher -- times higher than previously detected. they suffered skin burns from the exposure and were wished to the hospital. -- rushed to the hospital. nuclear experts are in constant communation with the officials. the prime minister said the situation is still very grave and serious. workers at the plant have made some progress running power lines and restoring electricity to control rooms, but setbacks continue. now even more residents are being
FOX
Mar 24, 2011 10:00pm PDT
to evacuate japan. the plea for volunteers and supplies to help them. >>> in japan, two workers at the fukoshima power plant suffered radiation burns today. they were rushed to the hospital for specialized treatment. they had been playing electrical wire and got water inside of their boots. their injuries are not considered to be life threatening. more than 2, two dozen people are have been hurt so far trying to repair that nuclear plant. >>> the newsincreased fear about radiation and people quickly bought out all the water. >>> in the towns destroyed by the tsunami in miles that used to be filled with lives. one woman who lost her home came across a picture of her teenage daughter taken when she was three. her daughter survived and now has a keepsake. >>> a few hours ago, japanese national police say more than 10,000 people are confirmed dead. and more than 17,440 other people are reported missing. >>> hundreds of u.s. military evacuees -- >> reporter: a long journey home to houston from japan for the hernandez. >> i didn't want the leave. >> reporter: these are hundreds of mi
NBC
Mar 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
, an update from japan. the prime minister is calling the situation very grave. >> there is more bad news concerning that nuclear plant as concerns mount over whether the u.s. could withstand a similar seismic event. >> creativity will be a -- the story is just ahead. including the 2011 jetta. awesome. plus it's an iihs top safety pick. even better. but they're going fast. so, i guess this is where you tell me i got to hurry or it's gone right? yep. going going gone. get it? it's funny. [ male announcer ] the volkswagen going going gone event. hurry in, and for a limited time while they last, get a 2011 jetta for $179 a month. visit vwdealer.com today. >> baltimore is set to open a new school, one geared toward fashion, architecture, and graphic design. >> it is called the baltimore design school, a place where students can develop their creative talents. >> this school has been on the drawing board for some time now. with the help of some of the city's creative moves it -- movers and shakers, it will become a success. the baltimore design school will start off in the old western middle s
ABC
Mar 25, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >>> 33 degrees outside. >> developments from japan. the leaking reactor at a damaged nuclear plant suffered critical setback. >> and the latest on libya as the u.s. and nato make a plan to transfer control of the no-fly zone. >> are high tech change many college basketball fans are making this year. >> and an application curtis: welcome back to geico radio, it's savings, on the radio. gecko: caller steve, go right ahead. steve: yeah, um, i just got a free rate quote on geico.com saved a ton, and it only took me 5 minutes and 12 seconds! steve: i was wondering, is that some sort of record? gecko: that's a good question. let's have a look. curtis: mmmm, not quite. someone's got you beat by 8 seconds. gecko: still, i mean, that's... that's quite fast! steve: well, what if i told lyu i only used one hand? anncr: geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >>> good morning. 5:14. following breaking news from ots d.c. an amber alert for two children has been cancelled. two-year-old robert anderson and 10-month-old tiara anderson were taken last nig
NBC
Mar 25, 2011 5:00am EDT
results have not been released. >> how the tragedy in japan could end up bringing jobs to the u.s. >> and changes you may see coming to the snack counter at coming to the snack counter at your local movie theater. i can't say enough about them. i can go in, get the things i need, and i know i'm saving money. why would i shop anywhere else? at giant, we want to thank you for making us the store you love to shop for over 75 years. this week, look for savings in every aisle, just for you. like super g boneless chicken breasts, $1.99 a pound. and pepsi 2-liters, just 10 for $10. i pay for my groceries, and i look at the bottom of the receipt, i'm like, "yes! i did it!" that works for me. more savings every time you shop, with your giant card. >>> a land slide in northwest washington state caused two homes to partially collapse. heavy rain triggered the landslide in everett everyit. north of seattle. multiple homes have been damaged. two of the homes have been red tagged. unsafe to sbrmpt nobody was hurt because of the landslides. >> maryland's public service commission wants to look
MSNBC
Mar 25, 2011 11:00am EDT
. i'm thomas roberts. we start in japan where there have been reports of a suspected breach in the core of reactor three. workers were pulled out of the complex as a safety precaution while the possibility of more radiation leaks over that region. japan's prime minister called this situation, quote, very grave and serious during a press conference that was hours after this setback. he reassured the citizens that nuclear techs and the government are taking a cautious approach in each step of this process. >>> the death toll from the dual disasters that rocked the nation continue to rise. more than 10,000 are dead and still 17,000 missing residents. nbc's lee cowan is live in tokyo this morning. lee, what are we hearing right now about the fukushima plant and any kind of extension as a precaution to the japanese exclusion zone for the potential of radiation? >> reporter: well, thomas, there is an extension, although it's still voluntary at this point. the people that were told 19 miles out, 20 miles out that they were told to basically stay indoors over the last couple weeks,
MSNBC
Mar 25, 2011 2:00pm EDT
, will be david gregory's guests. we take you to japan. nuclear crisis getting worse. officials saying they believe there's a breach in the reactor core of unit number three at the damaged fukushima plant. what that means is that more radiation than first thought could be leaking right now. the suspected breach found when two workers were burned whi eed wading into water, 10,000 times more radioactive than normal. there may be a crack in the core or the spent fuel rod pool. all work has since stopped at the plant and japan's prime minister is saying the situation is very grave and the government is not in a position to be optimistic. joining me live from seoul, soesoe soek. >> reporter: good afternoon, as you say, the government did announce today that they -- what they think is happening is there there is a leak. they were cautious not to use the word breach because they're not clear where the source is coming from that affected the workers that you mentioned who were hospitalized yesterday. two of those workers, there were three altogether hospitalized, two of the workers were sent o
FOX News
Mar 25, 2011 3:00pm EDT
urgent as the news begins anew. three major stories. in japan another enormous set back to prevent a nuclear meltdown at fukushima much the prime minister calling the situation "grave and serious." plus ... tens of thousands taking to the streets in syria. demanding freedom. despite reports after government-sanctioned bloodbath. another middle east uprising that could have a major ripple effect in the arab world. but first at 3:00 we are told president obama will speak to the nation soon about the situation in libya. but not today. the white house spokesman carney said some time in the near future the president will explain his objectiveses in libya and why he believes the decision for military action was the right thing. he presumably laid out the objectived today with lawmakers in a concert call. >> it is our responsibility. and the president will continue to take this seriously and senior members of the administration. i will say that what i said yesterday, but it bears repeating: there was an urgency to act here. >>shepard: international forces attack muammar qaddafi's military
FOX News
Mar 25, 2011 7:00pm EDT
-242-usaa. >> shep: it keeps getting worse in japan. the efforts to stop the radiation leak from the troubled nuclear plant has become very grave. that a quote from the prime minister as we learn what could be a major complication, workers at fukushima daiichi plant have halted their efforts to cool the reactor in fears of a possible breach that radioactive materials could be leaking through a crack or hole in the reactors. dominic is streaming live from osaka. explain what that would do? >> reporter: the leak that is coming out of the breach is some 10,000 times above normal levels. now depending on how much water that is come out of this reactor they think it's coming from three reactors that would escalate the disaster and the contamination to a whole new scale. what is going to get in the way is the access for the workers to see where they can actually fix it. >> shep: we reported yesterday on two workers from the plant who stepped in radioactive water very radioactive. we got a first look at those workers, or would have gotten the first look had they not been holding blue ta
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
experts over the nuclear situation in japan. that story coming up. >>> in japan tonight work has come to a stop at the crippled nuclear reactor. japan's defense ministry released this footage today of the smoking reactors at the fukushima nuclear power plant. people within 12 miles of damaged plant are being told to leave because of the possible radiation and japan's prime minister says the situation remains in his words grave and serious. tonight the death toll stands at 9800. 17. 17,500 people are still missing. the latest from japan now. >> reporter: highly radio active water is believed to be leaking at the fukushima plant. japanese officials say a reactor core may have been breached which might allow much larger levels of radiation to escape than in the past two weeks. this latest problem was discovered when two workers were burned from water containing radiation levels 10,000 times higher than previously detected. the prime minister calls the situation brave and serious. the evacuation zone has been expanded from 12 to 18 miles around the fukushima plant. >> reporter: they are m
ABC
Mar 25, 2011 2:35am EDT
a press conference with japan's nuclear industrial safety agency. this is clearly troubling news because this raises the possibility that radiation from the reactor which combines uranium and plutonium, could be released. this all comes on a day when work resumed at fukushima daiichi plant just 24 hours after three workers suffered from radiation burns while attempting to replace a cable at one of the reactors. two remain in the hospital. the injuries halt halted work at the plant yesterday but crews are back out at the plant, trying to cool the reactors. the death toll continues to rise from the quake and tsunami. we learned today from the japanese national police agency that more than 10,000 are now confirmed dead. more than 17,000 still missing. it has been two weeks since the quake hit and hope for any survivors is fading with every day. on the economic front, there is more fallout from the disasters in northeast japan. nissan is considering moving some of their production lines from japan to the u.s. they are the latest carmaker to announce changes to the production as a result of t
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